Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Best Cranberries Ever!

These are the most wonderful, delicate, beautiful, jewel-like cranberries ever! Enjoy...

Julie's Brandied Cranberries
(from Sunset Magazine "Your Favorite Recipes" Nov. 2008, Julie Wente of Wente Vineyards, Livermore, California)

1 bag (12 oz.) fresh or thawed frozen cranberries
1 and 1/2 cups sugar (I will use less next time - maybe 1 and 1/3 cup)
1/3 to 1/2 cup brandy (Christian Brothers or something inexpensive)
2 Tbsp finely grated orange zest

Mix above ingredients in baking dish (be sure to discard any soft cranberries). Bake uncovered at 325 F until most of the liquid has evaporated (1+ hour) - stir occasionally.

Make ahead and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Brandied Cranberry Image (c) 2008 Jeffery Faris - Brandied Cranberries on Mikasa Confluence

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